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Total time: 40.10 (All track times taken from CD)
The Best Of Rodriguez album released in 1982 in South Africa has exactly the same tracks, in the same order, but with a completely different cover.
This album was first released in June 1977 on Blue Goose Music (The actual disc credits Blue Beat Records & Promotions, a subsidiary of Blue Goose Music). The catalogue number was BGM-1001. It reached #28 on the Australian album charts.
New Zealand: I have 'At his best' as well as 'Cold Fact'. Both are virtually in mint condition as I've maybe played them 3 or 4 times between the both of them. They are distributed by Festival records in New Zealand. 'At his best' 1977, Interfusion, L 36338 and 'Cold Fact' 1978, Interfusion, L34226, SMX 38229 (SXBS-7000), 1978 A&M RECORDS, Sussex... Licensed by Blue Goose Music Pty Ltd. Both distributed by Festival Records (NZ) Ltd AucklandCliff, New Zealand, August 2000
It was re-issued in 1986, this time on BMG Arista (Ariola) with cat. number BGM 001.
In 1993 RCA Australia (distributed by BMG) released the CD on cat. no. VPCD6748.
"I'll Slip Away" was released as a single by Impact Records in August 1967 and credited to Rod Riguez (composed by Sixto D. Rodriguez). Released on The Best Of Impact Records CD (Collectables COL-5883) in November 1997. The version on the "At His Best" album is the 1972 re-recording.
This album contains the only available recordings of a unique singer/songwriter:
Five songs (six actually) originated on his first album "Cold Fact", three (two) came from his second album "Coming From Reality", and three have never previously appeared on record. Both Rodriguez's earlier albums are now completely unavailable and much sought-after collector's items, and the man himself has chosen to drop from the public view. Nevertheless, the demand for his music continues unabated. Hear why for yourself.
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